My son, Foodie just phoned, and I could tell in his voice he was concerned. Not for himself, but for the residents at the Care facility he works at. (He is a Dietician) Apparently 6 elderly have tested positive for Covid19. Will it ever end? They said residents are over 80. He has had contact with them so he won\’t be coming around for a couple of weeks or until this calms down. It really sucks when all my adult kids (except Char) work either in nursing or a care/medical facility. How did they get it? He didn\’t have time for the details – but I\’m thinking it must have been an unsuspecting employee. Just so sad – So far the county only has 1 in intensive care and 2 others in the hospital. We\’ve had 11 deaths.
This news, bums me out – right when I am excited to get out and about, it makes me pause once again – PLUS we are smoked in, with unhealthy air due to all the fires. Last night I walked outside and the air was heavy and I started coughing. Today I won\’t go out unless I am wearing my smoke mask – R-95. I keep seeing my elderly neighbors out walking – they are wearing just the regular masks which offer no protection whatsoever. If you even mention anything having to do with \”masks\” – people get belligerent even if you are trying to help or make a suggestion.
What little sun that is shining through the smoke-filled skies is orange. Everything has an orangy tinge to it. It\’s eerie.
In the last few weeks, I have noticed a rash – and bumps. A rash on my lower arms that look like transparent water blistered. I have dry red patches on my legs. WELCOME TO OLD AGE – where every month something changes. The bumps on my legs don\’t hurt but I am a \”picker.\” I can\’t stand having any bumps or anything on my skin. That is why I pick. I wonder if there is a phobia name for that?
I am old school – I try to treat myself before running out to a doctor. – Yesterday my left arm actually itched so bad it hurt. I pulled out the calamine lotion. It helped. I took 1 Tylenol. It seemed to help. This morning I took dead-sea salts and used that all over my body. I could feel the sting – for me, no pain no gain. I still have the itchy rash on my legs and my arm but it does feel better today. Probably I should at least, go and see what is up. I\’m not a spring chicken anymore, and maybe they can give me a good cream or something. I want it to go AWAY.